You can volunteer at The Blessing Board as an individual or with a group. Learn more about the opportunities below.
Is your Church, Business or Organization looking for an opportunity to serve and give-back to the community? The Blessing Board welcomes you to volunteer with us! We work with Church Groups, Fraternities & Sororities, Schools, Small Businesses, Corporations and Community Groups. Groups can serve in the following capacities:
- Day of Blessing – serve as Carriers and Ambassador Assistants
- Warehouse – clean, sweep, move furniture and mattresses, unload trucks
- Home Goods Sorting
- Assembling New Furniture
If you would like to organize a date for your group to serve at The Blessing Board please contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 412-828-3725. We look forward to working with you.
Join us in our North Showroom, located in Shaler Plaza, or our South Showroom, located in McKeesport, to support the mission of giving furniture and household goods to families in need. Individuals can be part of our daily operations or serve during a Day of Blessing. Even though you are volunteering as an individual, you will almost always be working along side others with a passion for making a difference. Our regular volunteers refer to it as “contagious” and “being part of a family.” You can explore many of the opportunities below. Tasks may vary depending upon the location.
Day of Blessing
During a Day of Blessing, a team of volunteers are needed to help our families to receive furniture. Volunteer roles include:
As ambassadors for Christ, Day of Blessing Ambassadors represent Him with those they serve, sharing the knowledge that God loves them. They guide a family through the warehouse, helping them to choose their furniture. Volunteers must have training prior to serving in this role.
Assist the Ambassador as they guide a family thru the process of receiving furnishings. This position is a good introduction to The Blessing Board and provides a great overview of what happens on a Day of Blessing. No experience necessary.
The Carrier/Loader sees that all of the items chosen by the family are efficiently and effectively loaded with care into their vehicle. Additionally, they help restock the Showroom floor when directed. They must be able to lift 20 lbs. alone or 50 lbs. with a partner. No experience necessary to be a Carrier.
Greet and register families who have an appointment to receive furniture. Prepare refreshments for families and volunteers.
Greet families when they arrive at The Blessing Board and guide them in the placement of their vehicle in the warehouse.
Oversee all aspects of the Day of Blessing from start to finish, acting as the ultimate authority. Serve as host to families. Welcome volunteers, seeing that assignments are made and understood. Assure that all rules and procedures are followed. Lead must be approved by the volunteer coordinator and complete training prior to serving in this role.
During the week our volunteers serve in many different roles.
Home Goods Sorting
Sort through donated linens, dishes and household items to get them ready to give to our families. Job involves measuring sheets and towels and putting them into sets, packing boxes with dishes and glassware, sorting donations and testing lamps and small appliances. Once items are ready for donation volunteers will stock warehouse shelves with items for families to choose from. No experience necessary.
Vintage Market Retail Store
Greet and help customers shopping in our retail store. Accept payment for sold items including processing credit cards. Must enjoy working with the public and talking about the mission of The Blessing Board. No experience necessary.
This person will be available to accept donations of furniture and household goods at either our Shaler or McKeesport location. Must be able to lift 20lbs. No experience necessary.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
We frequently need volunteers to help in the following areas: Warehouse Help, Cleaning, Furniture Assembly, Furniture Repair, Building Maintenance, Furniture and Mattress Pick Up, Office/Clerical Assistance. To learn more about how you can volunteer in any of these areas, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at email@example.com